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The future is bright for hospitality in Vietnam

Vietnam is set to welcome a slew of new hotel openings in the coming years, according to a national report by TOPHOTELPROJECTS. The popularity of countries in South East Asia as a tourist destination has been growing steadily over the last few decades, offering not only breathtaking scenery, delicious food and fascinating culture, but also catering to an array of different tourists, from backpackers and travelers to people on business and those searching for a holistic travel experience. It is […]

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The best (and worst) new luxury hotels of 2016

LTI delivers the inside track on this year’s luxury hotel openings – we have nine highly experienced and discerning experts covering the globe. “We thoroughly research every property, on our own dollar, and we are passionate about what we do. LTI gives honest and unbiased opinions, to bring truth to luxury travel. This year, we visited 53 new hotels, and discovered several standout properties. Only five properties disappointed us enough to make our Worst list.”

So, who got it right this […]

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2016 successful year for the Vietnam tourism industry with over 10 million international visitor arrivals

Nguyen Van Tuan, director general of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, said the industry has set many records this year. International arrivals are up by two million from last year, the most impressive result.

Total revenues have surged by VND62 trillion. Both tourist numbers and revenues have met the objectives set out in the strategy for development of Vietnam’s tourism until 2020, with a vision to 2030, four years earlier than expected.

“With this strong growth, we have set the new […]

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Interview: Secret Retreats Managing Director Stephane Junca “Boutique Hotels must be unique”

Owning and running an independent hotel can be challenging, especially when you’re small, you’re not a big money making machine, and big hotel management companies ignore you. However, if you have a unique property comprising around 20 rooms, you’re located in Asia, and you fit the theme of “unveiling the essence of Asia”, you might benefit from linking up with Secret Retreats. talked to Managing Director Stephane Junca about what boutique hotels need from the industry and what Secret Retreats can […]

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Sol Beach House launches in popular beach destination, Phu Quoc, Vietnam

PHU QUOC – Managing more than 370 hotels worldwide, the leading Spanish hotel and resort operator, Melia Hotels International, is proud to launch its first Sol resort in Vietnam. Located on Truong Beach, Sol Beach House Phu Quoc is an ideal destination for laid-back couples, single travellers, families, groups of friends and young-at-heart seniors looking to enjoy fresh experiences.

“For decades our company has led the resort segment in the major part of the Mediterranean and in the Caribbean,” said Vice President of Melia Hotels […]

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dusitD2 to make Bali debut with 2 hotels in Kuta, to open in 2018

BANGKOK – Global hospitality company Dusit International has signed a management agreement with Indonesian property developer PT. Merpati Abadi Sejahtera and PT. Ayana Realty to bring the chic and modern dusitD2 brand to Indonesia for the first time.

Slated for completion in 2018 in Kuta, a surfer’s paradise and bustling entertainment district on the famed island of Bali, two new properties will open carrying the dusitD2 name: dusitD2 Sunset Road and dusitD2 Kuta Beach, Bali.

Both hotels will cater to the needs […]

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